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Strat Man ... ok, PRS too
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All my years with bikes and cars, never had one.

Previous owner installed and gave me Kawasaki Branded air filter soap and oil.
So, what now? rather than list what I think the steps are, can someone please give the step by step using the soap and oil I have? Thanks.
 

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Strat Man ... ok, PRS too
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Well, I assume the clean part is easy, then rinse and let dry.

How do you go about oiling it?
 

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I'm your Huckleberry
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Well, I assume the clean part is easy, then rinse and let dry.

How do you go about oiling it?
Just like it says...spray liberally until it changes color.

Can't speak on how easy the other types of applicators are...I only use the spray systems.
 

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Be careful in not over oiling the K&N filter, usually a small line of their oil will spread out and saturate the rest of the filter(might take a little while).
 

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Spray it lightly and let it sit for 20 min, if all of the element isn't red spray again and wait 20 min again. (rinse and repeat kinda thing). Keep in mind you only want just enough to lightly saturate the element, too much oil will cause oil to get into the intake and make the bike run like CRAP until the oil is gone.
 

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Too much oil can cause all kinds of issues...I've heard of cases where its ruined MAF sensors on cars/trucks.
 

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Strat Man ... ok, PRS too
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After coming home and checking, I think I have the wrong stuff. Kawachem cleaner and oil for foam filter. The directions say to soak with oil and then wring dry. Yikes! Guess I'll just go by some K and N products.


If what I have is the wrong stuff, I'll be happy to ship the Kawachem Detergent for foam filters and Oil for foam filters - both sealed. Free!

Let me know
 

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Skip buying the cleaner. It's nothing more than windex in a fancy bottle. Clean it in the sink with laundry detergent. It's cotton, just like your panties:-D . Don't over spray the red oil on it or you'll end up with a red streak down the side of your bike and your leg. Don't ask me how I know this.
 

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Strat Man ... ok, PRS too
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Skip buying the cleaner. It's nothing more than windex in a fancy bottle. Clean it in the sink with laundry detergent. It's cotton, just like your panties:-D . Don't over spray the red oil on it or you'll end up with a red streak down the side of your bike and your leg. Don't ask me how I know this.
Dude, my panties are lamb skin .... :biggrin:

Can anyone use this kawachem stuff? Price is right ...
 

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Be careful in not over oiling the K&N filter, usually a small line of their oil will spread out and saturate the rest of the filter(might take a little while).
Get the K&N aerosol oil. The squeeze bottle is waaay too easy to over-oil with. EFI isn't affected as much but carbed bikes would really totally run like crap with an over-oiled K&N.
 

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There ya go. Didn't find that one with my search. Thanks
no worries :)

yeah, i didn't find it initially with my search, but i knew JC did it, so i searched for it in his created threads...
but it could have been titled better to enable it to be found more easilly
 

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Love, love, love my K&N filters.
 
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